LONDON, United Kingdom – This morning around 50 anti-Israel activists filled the patch of land opposite Britain’s Houses of Parliament, better known as Parliament Square.
The protesters sat in small boxes, many of them having dragged their small children along with them to cram them inside the small plastic squares in order to draw attention to the ongoing war against Hamas. A large sign at the front of the protest read ‘GAZA’ with no further explanation. Britain’s press were out in force, evidently lapping it up.
The protest seemed strange, especially the lack of anti-Hamas activism, and the fact that a peace deal is currently (though barely) holding in the region.
Parliament Square has previously been the home of anti-Iraq War protests, and most recently the ‘Occupy’ protesters who trashed the square and defecated in tents. In 2010, left-wing student protesters burned benches and other material on the square, and urinated on the Churchill statue.